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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Schieffer: country is under imminent attack, can you actually sit there and have a long argument about the pluses and minuses of this, or do you have to leave that to later? Ruppersberger: I agree with what you just said. I think it would be very impractical to have it done. Maybe on some general policy issue where the court is going to make a decision, perhaps you could bring in an advocate. But, no, on day-to-day, life-and-death decision I believe absolutely not. Also i think we should keep in mind, somehow people
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Ruppersberger continued: say this is secret and goes against all our traditions. Grand jury proceedings are secret. There is no adversary lawyer allowed into a grand jury room and also any other-- whether drug cases, organized crime cases, child pornography cases, the government obtains warrants from judges without advocates being there for the other side. This is a legitimate role of government, and when we're talking about life and death and having lived in
Peter King
U.S. Senator, R-New York, Homeland Security Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Ruppersberger continued 2: new York through 9/11 i know what life and death means. We cannot afford to have this become a debating society. We need decisions made quickly, yes or no, up or down, lives are at stake.
Peter King
Representative, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
KPIX 08/11/2013
These people in the NSA are patriots. Probably what has annoyed me the most over the last several months is people casually using words like
Peter King
U.S. Senator, R-New York, Homeland Security Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
King: These people in the NSA are patriots. Probably what has annoyed me the most over the last several months is people casually using words like
Peter King
Representative, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
KPIX 08/11/2013
I think that much of the stuff being said on television by, you know prominent politicians saying that the government is listening to their phone calls-- that's all nonsense. It spread paranoia in the country. The President should have been out there sooner.
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
KPIX 08/11/2013
Schieffer: did you at this point feel the agency has invaded anyone's privacy? Ruppersberger: absolutely not. Schieffer: you do not. Ruppersberger: there are checks and balances that we have. We have Congressional oversight which we need to do and continue to do. We have the court oversight. We have those checks and balances in our country. Better privacy rights than anyone. And during the whole time that this program has been in effect there has not-- there have been some mistakes but not one intentional violation. So this speaks for itself but we have to do more.
Peter King
Representative, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
CSPAN 08/12/2013
With the NSA for instance, let me just put it right up front. No American is having his phone calls listened to by the NSA. No American is having his e-mails looked at by the NSA. What the NSA does is collect metadata, which means his phone number to phone number of every call that is made and the time and the date. There's no names. No one is listening to the calls. All that information is stored.
Peter King
Representative, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
CSPAN 08/13/2013
“Last year there were only 300 times they (NSA) had to drill down into numbers in the metadata.
Larry Ellison
CEO, Oracle Corporation
KPIX 08/13/2013
Who has ever heard of this information being misused by the government? In what way? Rose: Let me just hear you clearly. You're saying whatever the NSA is doing is okay with me. A. It's great. It's essential. By the way President Obama thinks it's essential. It's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in Boston. It's absolutely essential.
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